(v) to confront boldly; to approach especially with a question, greeting, or remark (usually neg. connotation)
(n) an unfavorable or censorious comment; strong criticism
(adj) enthusiastic; ardent; dedicated; keen
(adj) having a briny or salty flavor; distasteful; unpleasant
(n) swiftness; speed; alacrity
(adj) wandering from a direct course; vagrant; cunning, crafty, or sly
(n) in chess, it can be an opening in which a player seeks to obtain some advantage by sacrificing a piece; a ploy, stratagem, scheme, or ruse
(adj) calm, peaceful, tranquil; prosperous, golden, rich; (n) a fabled bird identified with the kingfisher that could calm the wind and the waves
(adj) overly dramatic in behavior or speech; melodramatic; theatrical
(adj) capable of causing fire or involving arson; (n) an arsonist or instigator of fires or riots
(n) a large, powerful whirlpool; a violent or turbulent situation resembling a whirlpool
(adj) unable or unwilling to act prudently; shortsighted; nearsighted
(adj) open to view or knowledge; not concealed; public
(adj) having a disparaging, derogatory, or belittling effect or force
(n) conformity to established standards of good or proper bahvior or manners
(n) the violation, profanation, theft, or misuse of anything sacred
(adv) in a prompt or direct manner; abruptly; promptly
(n) a petitioner or one who asks humbly and earnestly; (adj) asking humbly or earnestly
(n) an amulet or charm believed to possess magic powers
(v) to move in a wavelike motion; to cause to move in waves; ripple; fluctuate
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